ID

420-321 (ANR-123P)

Authors as Published

Matthew Yancey, Former Extension Agent, Natural Resources, Northwest District Reviewed by Jennifer Gagnon, Extension Associate, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation.

Cover, Invasive Exotic Plant Species: Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

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Autumn olive was introduced to the U.S. from Japan and China in 1830. It was originally planted for wildlife habitat, shelterbelts, and mine reclamation, but has escaped cultivation. It is dispersed most frequently by birds and other wildlife, which eat the berries.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

December 3, 2014